gibbet

  • 1 gibbet — Gibbet, Gabalus, Patibulum, Crux. Attacher à un gibbet, Cruci suffigere, et in crucem. Mener au gibbet, In crucem rapere. Pendre au gibbet, In crucem tollere. Pendu au gibbet, Patibulatus. Va au gibbet, I in crucem. Que gibbet veut dire cela?… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 2 Gibbet — Gib bet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gibbeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gibbeting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hang and expose on a gibbet. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose to infamy; to blacken. [1913 Webster] I ll gibbet up his name. Oldham. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Gibbet — Gib bet, n. [OE. gibet, F. gibet, in OF. also club, fr. LL. gibetum;; cf. OF. gibe sort of sickle or hook, It. giubbetto gibbet, and giubbetta, dim. of giubba mane, also, an under waistcoat, doublet, Prov. It. gibba (cf. {Jupon}); so that it… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 gibbet — historical ► NOUN 1) a gallows. 2) an upright post with an arm on which the bodies of executed criminals were left hanging as a warning to others. ► VERB (gibbeted, gibbeting) ▪ hang up on a gibbet or execute by hanging. ORIGIN Old French gibet… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 gibbet — [jib′it] n. [ME gibet, gallows, forked stick < OFr, dim. < Frank * gibb, forked stick] 1. a gallows 2. a structure like a gallows, from which bodies of criminals already executed were hung and exposed to public scorn vt. 1. to execute by… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Gibbet — (engl., spr. Dsjibbit), eine Art Guillotine, s.d …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 gibbet — index defame, denigrate, denounce (condemn), pillory, sully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 gibbet — (n.) early 13c., gallows, from O.Fr. gibet gallows; a bent stick, dim. of gibe club, perhaps from Frankish *gibb forked stick. The verb meaning to kill by hanging is from 1590s. Related: Gibbeted; gibbeting. Originally synonymous with GALLOWS sb …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Gibbet — See also Halifax gibbet, a kind of guillotine. The reconstructed gallows style gibbet at Caxton Gibbet, in Cambridgeshire, England. A gibbet (pronounced /ˈdʒɪbɪt/) is a gallows type structure from which the dead bodies of exec …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 gibbet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English gibet, from Anglo French Date: 13th century 1. gallows 1a 2. an upright post with a projecting arm for hanging the bodies of executed criminals as a warning II. transitive verb Date: 1646 1. a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 gibbet — /jib it/, n., v., gibbeted, gibbeting. n. 1. a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of criminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution. v.t. 2. to hang on a gibbet. 3. to put to death by… …

    Universalium

  • 12 gibbet — UK [ˈdʒɪbɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms gibbet : singular gibbet plural gibbets a tall wooden structure from which criminals were hanged in the past …

    English dictionary

  • 13 gibbet — gib•bet [[t]ˈdʒɪb ɪt[/t]] n. 1) a post with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung in chains for public display 2) a gallows 3) to hang on a gibbet 4) to put to death by hanging on a gibbet 5)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 gibbet — /ˈdʒɪbət/ (say jibuht) noun 1. gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which formerly the bodies of criminals were hung in chains and left suspended after execution. –verb (t) (gibbeted, gibbeting) 2. to hang on a gibbet. 3. to put to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 gibbet — n. & v. n. hist. 1 a a gallows. b an upright post with an arm on which the bodies of executed criminals were hung up. 2 (prec. by the) death by hanging. v.tr. (gibbeted, gibbeting) 1 put to death by hanging. 2 a expose on a gibbet. b hang up as… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 gibbet — 1. noun /ˈdʒɪbɪt/ an upright post with a crosspiece used for execution and subsequent public display; a gallows Syn: gallows 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 gibbet — [[t]ʤɪ̱bɪt[/t]] gibbets N COUNT A gibbet is a gallows. [OLD FASHIONED] Syn: gallows …

    English dictionary

  • 18 gibbet — historical noun 1》 a gallows. 2》 an upright post with an arm on which the bodies of executed criminals were left hanging as a warning or deterrent to others. verb (gibbets, gibbeting, gibbeted) hang up on a gibbet or execute by hanging. Origin ME …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 gibbet — A gallows; the post on which malefactors were hanged, or on which their bodies were exposed. It differed from a common gallows, in that it consisted of one perpendicular post, from the top of which proceeded one arm, except when it was a double… …

    Black's law dictionary

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